DIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1733 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2526 times:
There's only one LCC in India and that is the new Air Deccan, they don't do Delhi-Goa. A delhi-goa-delhi ticket on Indian Airlines, Alliance Air, Jet Airways or Air Sahara will set you back by Euro 200 or 250 (approx), maybe more.
There are no 727s flying in India. As for 737-200s, only Alliance air flies them.
Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
AirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1410 posts, RR: 27 Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
Best airline in India is without question Jet Airways. They have new aircraft, efficient service and operate at a much higher standard than IC or AI.
I have flown with them many times on BOM-HYD, HYD-DEL without any complaints.
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
I just checked the IC homepage, the APEX fares are not applicable for some reason I don't know. The cheapest I could find was the same USD 490, since you are a foreign national
let me think and I will post here again. I experienced myself (but that is NO guarantee) that everytime while purchasing the ticket in India, they gave me the cheaper fare (INR based) although I do not hold an indian passport.
Type of Airline is a matter of taste, 9W is very good, too, I agree, but does not offer nonstop DEL-GOI (rather via HYD or BOM, BLR...). S2 goes nonstop, too
I will post later
The fare GOI-BOM is so cheap because it is hardly any distance (but a 12 hr train ride - and DEL-BOM is neverending...). Here, AI (international) might be cheaper than IC or 9W, I will check and post
I just thought that it might even be cheaper to buy two tickets, i.e. one DEL-BOM (more competition and cheap AI fares in the night) and one BOM-GOI. I will also sort this out
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
There are no apex fares available for USD fares - only the INR fares saleable only to Indian residents. Of course, if you look Indian and buy the ticket in India you can get away with that even if you aren't strictly speaking Indian!
The cheapest USD options for domestic fares in India are Air India's night fares for departures between 8pm and 8am daily.
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2283 times:
Someone even reminded me now that
the IC fares are subject to student discount (I think 25 %)... are you still reg as a student for some or the other reason??
Try to find out about the 14 / 21 day unlimited travel pass with IC (unlimited flights, if airport is only used once, f.i. a circle). I don't know how it is today, but I took it once for 14 days ($ 500) with a trip DEL-BLR-MAA-IXZ (Port Blair) - CCU - DEL. 21 days should be for $ 750
But better confirm (IC webpage), it might be different now
I myself can't confirm the antipathy against AI and IC utterded by some other users. My experiences have been excellent, and more people confirm that standards have detrementally improved to be international now
B747-437B is right (same happened to me and no one asked me about my nationality). Since you are from Spain, you might look slightly Indian - and yo don't necessarily have to speak Hindi to be an Indian. It is up to you to decide whether or not you want to take the risk